According to news received from Section 5 of the Gohardasht Prison, this afternoon Mr. Farzad Kamangar (a political prisoner sentenced to death) was transferred to the Evin Prison.

Transfer of Mr. Kamangar which comes at the same time as the recent mass executions at the Gohardasht Prison has caused great worry and concern among political and non political prisoners.

Also today about 10 prisoners were transferred to solitary cells in Gohardasht Prison to await their execution. One of these prisoners is Mr. Mohammad Namdari (31 years old) from Section 6 of the Gohardasht Prison.

The prisoners from Section 6 of the Gohardasht Prison who were executed today are Mr. Alli Mazlum who had been imprisoned for 10 years and Reza Soltani who had been imprisoned for 5 years.

Further according to news received from Ward 1 section 2 of the Central Esfehan Prison, Mr. Mahmoud Mehrabi (24 years old) was transferred to solitary confinement to await his execution.

It should be noted that barbaric practices such as stoning, execution of political prisoners and cutting off body parts must be carried out under the order of and with the Signature of an individual called Shahroudi who is the head of Office of Prosecution. These types of barbaric punishments are against international law and can be seen as crimes against humanity. Those responsible for these crimes must be held responsible by the international community for the crimes they have commited.
Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran condemn the mass executions which took place in Gohardasht Prison today. Further Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran urge the international community to take this Regime’s human rights violations before the Security Council of the United Nations.

Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran

27th July 2008

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